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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hal's oldest son find in the attic?
(a) A wedding dress.
(b) An old photo album.
(c) A stuffed monkey.
(d) A picture of a monkey.

2. What happens to Rachel when she leans over to touch the object floating on the lake?
(a) She is mesmerised.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) She is pulled in.
(d) She is dissolved.

3. Where does Mike originally find the narrator?
(a) In jail.
(b) Through the Yellow Pages.
(c) Through his cousin.
(d) In a speakeasy.

4. Who is Seth to Richard Hagstrom?
(a) His nephew.
(b) His brother.
(c) His son.
(d) His uncle.

5. What society does Brent Norton head?
(a) Pentacle and Pedestal.
(b) Black Label.
(c) Flat Earth.
(d) Broken Wing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is different about Ophelia every time she returns from one of her trips?

2. What is the name of the teacher in "Here There Be Tygers"?

3. Where is "The Wedding Gig" set?

4. Who is the Greek?

5. In "Here There Be Tygers," what does Charles call the bathroom that leads him to be corrected by his teacher?

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare/contrast the two rooms in the PAT. Why do you think they are so drastically different?

2. What is the purpose of King's use of a "Wouldn't it be funny if . . . ?" beginning to his short stories? What do you think this method adds to or detracts from his stories?

3. In "The Monkey," what does the stuffed creature represent to Hal? What fears does it reawaken within him?

4. The creator of the teleportation device used in the jaunt first experimented with mice. What is the significance of the first trip taken by the mice?

5. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement. For example, "The sun was blindingly bright and hotter than ten thousand fires." Give an example of hyperbole from "The Wedding Gig" and give an explanation of why King uses it in this story.

6. Why do you think King bases his entire introduction on a seemingly mundane conversation with a friend?

7. What seems to be the catalyst for Curt's break in sanity?

8. In "The Jaunt," Mark's family is destroyed by Mark's own deception. Given the reasons for his deception, do you think he was justified in his actions.

9. In "The Raft," Deke twice stops Randy from attempting to save Rachel. Was this the right thing to do, given the circumstances?

10. What is the implied source of the infestation in "The Mist"? How does he make this implication? What do you think King is trying to say with this implication?

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